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Mining Indaba moved to May 2022

The 2022 edition of Investing in African Mining Indaba, originally scheduled for February has been moved to May 2022. Organisers of the event said the decision was made following extensive consultation with partners, key stakeholders across the mining value chain and government ministers. “Collectively we decided, due to ongoing challenges …

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The African Oil & Gas Sector Needs An Energy Boost

The past 18 months have torn through industry and sector globally, leaving behind complex layers of economic instability and financial growth uncertainty. For the oil and gas sector, these months have hit the bottom line like a hammer – as the African Energy Chamber (AEC) Africa Energy Outlook 2021 report …

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Tin, aluminium expected to outperform other base metals

Due to robust demand and restricted supply, tin and aluminium prices are expected to outperform the rest of the basic metals complex in the second half of 2021, according to Antaike, a state-backed Chinese research agency. “Tin and aluminium are still much stronger than other metals, followed by nickel and …

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BME enables access to virtual online technical services

BME, an Omnia Group firm, is now offering technical blasting services online, allowing the industry to gain access to skilled specialists through virtual consultations and solutions. According to D. Scott Scovira, BME’s Global Manager for Blasting Science, the service is an integral aspect of the company’s recently redesigned website. “Our …

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Impact of mining on the environment

Mining in developing countries continues to pose serious environmental problems. The location of mines, unaccountable extraction processes, and the lack of enforcement of mining codes are all factors that make mining an environmental disaster in Africa. The perfect combination of mining and environmental protection is still a mirage in most …

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Mining industry to reconnect at MINExpo

The recently introduced Cat 992 Wheel Loader delivers up to a 32% increase in productivity. It reduces maintenance costs by up to 10% and has demonstrated in field testing up to 48% greater payload-per-fuel efficiency in applications where a four-pass match to 90.7-tonne (100-ton) trucks was achieved versus five passes …

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Groundprobe launches new geo-hazard monitoring system

GroundProbe has launched one of the industry’s most advanced doppler radars for reactive geo-hazard monitoring, the RGR-Velox. RGR-Velox (Reactive Geo-hazard Radar) is a military-precision reactive monitoring and alarming system for tailings dam breaches, large slope failures, landslides and avalanches. It detects, tracks and alarms on moving geo-hazards in real-time, keeping …

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Hytec’s smart inspection App to revolutionize hydraulic inspection and servicing

Hytec South Africa has developed a new app that simplifies the inspection and servicing reporting processes for its customers. The ‘Smart Inspection” app enables inspection and service reports for hydraulic systems to be completed via cell phone or tablet and emailed to the relevant Maintenance or Section Engineer in real …

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Measuring viscosity is now as easy as 1,2,3!

Condition monitoring specialists, WearCheck, recently launched a quick, cost-effective viscosity test kit known as the WearCheck Rheo-stick. Technical manager for WearCheck Steven Lumley, elaborates, ‘It is important to know the viscosity (thickness) of a lubricant because this determines its film strength and its efficiency in preventing friction between moving parts. …

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Vertiv launches mid-size UPS system for critical applications

Vertiv, a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions, today introduces Vertiv™ Liebert® EXM2, a three-phase monolithic uninterruptible power supply (UPS) providing double conversion efficiency up to 97 percent, which further increases up to 98.8 percent with the dynamic online mode. With power capacity ranging from 100 to …

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